Date : 07 January 2018

Venue : Claverhambury

Match : Championship #14

 

Write-up by Allan Bayman

 

We had 22 booked in for this match and it filled up very quickly.

 

The test fish before booking this showed it was stuffed full of roach and a fair head of small carp. I was hoping it would remain mild and wed see plenty of 20lb plus nets of roach. A small knock-up on Thursday was plenty of small carp caught but not many roach.

 

The two nights before had seen heavy frosts and the road to the fishery was booby-trapped with a nasty patch of black ice. With the sun out, conditions were pretty terrible with the lake full of brown surface water run off from the recent rains.

 

The lake is known for carp and roach and a few carp were caught but all very small and most of the roach that showed were tiny. I was annoyed to hook a reasonable carp that came off after a few seconds, on my roach rig on my main roach line. This was the only carpy activity in my peg.

 

Winner Rich McCorry had some better roach in his net as did runner up Colin Rennsion but crucially both had carp. Allan in third place had loads of micro roach. Kev Laird also found a few better roach to finish 2oz ahead of Roger Brown.

 

Overall a very disappointing match with the coloured water running the roach fishing and it generally fished so far below its potential. We may try the venue again as its local and access is fairly good.

 

Our next match is at bagging mecca Entire Farm on the main Arrans Lake. Last year was very tough with very poor weights so fingers crossed for a mild next few weeks.

  

 

POSITION

NAME

WEIGHT

POINTS

Peg

COMMENTS

1

Rich McCorry

6.04

100

16

 

2

Colin Rennison

6.00

95

4

 

3

Allan Bayman

4.08

90

22

 

4

Kev Laird

3.14

85

19

 

5

Roger Brown

3.12

80

14

 

6

Kev Hawes

3.09

75

1

 

7

Martin Funnell

3.03

70

20

 

8

Cliff Myers

2.11

65

6

 

9

Simon Jee

2.05

60

11

 

10

Ash Adams

2.03

55

18

 

11

Phil Rule

2.02

50

12

 

 12

Paul Dyra

1.15

45

15

 

 13

Chris Stride

1.12

40

21

 

 14

Paul Bangs

1.10

35

2

 

 15

Simon George

1.08

30

8

 

 16

Roger Smith

1.07

25

10

 

17

Stan Kiddle

1.03

20

9

 

18

Steve Burfoot

0.14

15

13

 

19

Andy Trigg

0.07

10

17

 

20

Chris Budden

DNW

1

3

 

20

Martin Boddy

DNW

1

5

 

20

Barrie Cowley

DNW

1

7

 

Fished

22

51.02

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 DNW = Did Not Weigh, DNS = Did Not Show